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01-27-2013, 12:44 PM
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2013 NHL Entry Draft

(Note: Draft logo isn't official yet)

Hosting team, the New Jersey Devils:

This will mark the 1st time the Devils have ever hosted an NHL Entry Draft.

ISS Top 30 for 2013 NHL Draft (January 19th):

Rank Player Pos Ht. Wt. S/C DoB Team League

1. SETH JONES D 6'4 208 R Oct. 3/94 Portland WHL
2. NATHAN MACKINNON C 6'0 182 R Sep. 1/95 Halifax QMJHL
3. JONATHAN DROUIN C 5'11 185 L Mar. 27/95 Halifax QMJHL
4. SASHA BARKOV C 6'2 205 L Sep. 2/95 Tappara FinE
5. SEAN MONAHAN C 6'2 186 L Oct. 12/94 Ottawa OHL
6. ELIAS LINDHOLM C 6'0 181 R Dec. 2/94 Brynas SweE
7. VALERY NICHUSHKIN F 6'4 196 L Mar. 4/95 Chelyabinsk RusS
8. RASMUS RISTOLAINEN D 6'3 203 R Oct. 27/94 TPS Turku FinE
9. NIKITA ZADOROV D 6'5 230 L Apr. 15/95 London OHL
10. DARNELL NURSE D 6'4 189 L Feb. 4/95 Sault Ste. Marie OHL
11. CURTIS LAZAR C 6'0 193 R Feb. 2/95 Edmonton WHL
12. ROBERT HAGG D 6'2 192 L Feb. 8/95 Modo SweJE
13. JASON DICKINSON LW 6'1 179 L Jul. 4/95 Guelph OHL
14. HUNTER SHINKARUK C 5'11 175 L Oct. 13/94 Medicine Hat WHL
15. ADAM ERNE F 6'1 195 L Apr. 20/95 Quebec QMJHL
16. VALENTIN ZYKOV RW 6'0 210 R Apr. 15/95 Baie-Comeau QMJHL
17. RYAN PULOCK D 6'1 211 R Oct. 6/94 Brandon WHL
18. ANDRE BURAKOWSKY LW 6'1 176 L Feb. 9/95 Malmo SweAI
19. FREDERIK GAUTHIER C 6'5 210 L Apr. 26/95 Rimouski QMJHL
20. JT MORRISSEY D 6'0 182 L Mar. 28/95 Prince Albert WHL
21. ALEXANDER WENNBERG C 6'2 174 L Sept. 22/94 Djurgarden SweJE
22. BO HORVAT C 6'0 200 L Apr. 5/95 London OHL
23. STEVE SANTINI D 6'2 207 R Mar. 7/95 USA U-18 USNTDP
24. ARTTURI LEHKONEN LW 5'10 163 L Jul. 4/95 Kuopio FinE
25. RYAN HARTMAN RW 6'2 203 R Sept. 20/94 Plymouth OHL
26. JT COMPHER C 5'11 184 R Apr. 8/95 USA Under-18 USNTDP
27. KERBY RYCHEL LW 6'1 200 L Oct. 7/94 Windsor OHL
28. MAX DOMI C 5'9 193 L Mar. 2/95 London OHL
29. KEATON THOMPSON D 6'0 187 L Sep. 14/95 USA Under-18 USNTDP
30. ANTHONY DUCLAIR LW 5'11 180 L Aug. 26/95 Quebec QMJHL

A closer look at the top5 (info via

1. Seth Jones

A defenseman with an excellent frame. Jones' athleticism allows him to be a very good skater for a player of his size. He has excellent mobility and is solid both offensively and defensively. Jones gives a smart first pass and is also capable of utilizing his skating ability to bring the puck up himself. He has good hockey sense and is an assett on the powerplay thanks to his mobility, puck-handling and a very dangerous slapshot.

2. Nathan MacKinnon

A superstar in the making since an early age, MacKinnon provides a very complete combination of speed and skill. He is an amazing skater with fantastic puckhandling. MacKinnon has the ability to make quick plays and score flashy goals, but isn't shy about battling for the puck in front of the net either. He is surprisingly physical and owns a great shot to go along with quick hands.

3. Jonathan Drouin

An agile forward, Drouin is very creative and a good skater. He is an extremely offensive player with fantastic hands and excellent on-ice-vision. Drouin has a good shot but is best used as a playmaker and is very dangerous on powerplay. Drouin is not a large player or an explosive skater, but he is very agile and able to play his way out of tight spots thanks to his hockey sense.

4. Aleksander "Sasha" Barkov

A very calm center who uses his vision well, Barkov has an excellent offensive game and good size. His very good passing and puckhandling combined with great hands and hockey sense make him a big offensive threat. He plays with high confidence and never seems to be under pressure. Barkov is a creative with a very solid overall package and the skill set to compensate for his below-average skating, making him one of the top prospects for the 2013 NHL Draft.

5. Sean Monahan

Panthers picks available:

3rd (traded for Wolski)
7th (traded to Stars for 2012 7th)

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